Lion King 2 nabs Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, could discover Mufasa’s previous
Get able to return to the Pleasure Lands. A sequel tois on the best way, and Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Barry Jenkins will direct. Representatives for Jenkins and Disney confirmed the information by way of electronic mail Tuesday after Deadline broke the information.
“Serving to my sister elevate two younger boys in the course of the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” Jenkins informed Deadline. “Having the chance to work with Disney on increasing this magnificent story of friendship, love and legacy whereas furthering my work chronicling the lives and souls of people throughout the African diaspora is a dream come true.”
The Lion King sequel will use the identical photorealistic look of the 2019 hit, versus the simple animation of the 1994 movie that first made cub-turned-king Simba, and his father, Mufasa, family names. In response to Deadline, the story could discover Mufasa’s origin story, and like the opposite two movies, will characteristic music. The primary movie was changed into a long-running musical.
Jenkins each directed and co-wrote the 2016 drama Moonlight, which received the Academy Awards for Finest Image and Finest Tailored Screenplay. He additionally wrote and directed 2018’s If Beale Avenue Might Speak, based mostly on the 1974 James Baldwin novel.